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dc.contributor.authorMolins Duran, Gemma
dc.contributor.authorÁlvarez del Castillo, María Dolores
dc.contributor.authorGarrido Soriano, Núria
dc.contributor.authorMacanás de Benito, Jorge
dc.contributor.authorCarrillo Navarrete, Fernando
dc.contributor.otherEscola d'Enginyeria de Terrassa
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Química
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Màquines i Motors Tèrmics
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Institut d'Investigació Tèxtil i Cooperació Industrial de Terrassa
dc.identifier.citationMolins, G. [et al.]. Chicken feathers based composites: a life cycle assessment. A: European Conference on Composite Materials. "Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Composite Materials". Venècia: 2012.
dc.description.abstractChicken feathers (CFs) are a waste material generated from poultry industry in large quantities. A composite material constituted of poly lactide and CFs is proposed in order to prepare a biodegradable composite with low environmental impact. In order to evaluate its environmental impact, a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is performed. The results show that, from the environmental point of view, the more chicken feathers in the material, the greater is its impact. This is mainly due to the non - inclusion of the impact data regarding CFs current waste management treatments required in accordance with the European Directive CE 1069/2009 (in study) and to the high energy consumption of the pre - treatment stages (cleaning and sanitizing) required to transform CFs waste into a CFs technical material that can be used for the preparation of CFs/PLA composites material, which needs to be optimized.
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria dels materials::Materials compostos
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria dels materials::Impacte ambiental
dc.subject.lcshComposite materials--Effect of environment on
dc.titleChicken feathers based composites: a life cycle assessment
dc.typeConference report
dc.subject.lemacMaterials compostos -- Aspectes ambientals
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. SUMMLab - Sustainability Measurement and Modeling Lab
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. POLQUITEX - Materials Polimérics i Química Téxtil
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
local.citation.authorMolins, G.; M.D. Alvarez; Garrido, N.; Macanas, J.; Carrillo, F.
local.citation.contributorEuropean Conference on Composite Materials
local.citation.publicationNameProceedings of the 15th European Conference on Composite Materials

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